Mets Trade Rumors: Ramon Hernandez, Other Catchers Are Targets For New York, According To Sources

The first half of the 2012 MLB season will conclude Sunday, and the surprising New York Mets will enter the dog days of summer ready to make a run at a National League East pennant. That goal, however, may come at a bit of a cost as now the Mets are hunting players who can help them make the postseason.

And according to New York Post's Joel Sherman, sources are telling him the Mets are interested in trading for Colorado Rockies catcher Ramon Hernandez.

Hernandez is making $3.2 million this year and due $3.2 million next year, and Colorado is in full rebuild mode.

Currently, Hernandez is on the disabled list with a hand injury; however, he's coming back soon but will not have a starting job -- a position earned by Hernandez's former backup, Wilin Rosario.

Sherman also lists Boston Red Sox catcher Kelly Shoppach and Seattle Mariners' Miguel Olivo as options.

Both fit the profile of what the Mets desire — a righty catcher with power to move Mike Nickeas off the roster. The Mets entered the weekend tied for the fewest homers by catchers in the majors (two). Their .618 catching OPS ranked 24th out of 30 teams.

For more Mets trade rumors and information, stay tuned to our StoryStream. For more on the Mets, head over to Amazin' Avenue.

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